"Llandovery is a small but beautiful town situated among fertile meadows. It is a water-girded spot, whence its name, Llandovery or Llanymddyfri which signifies 'the church surrounded by water' " - George Borrow "Wild Wales" 1854
A traditional old (once open Drover's) rural market town in West Wales. Llandovery is situated beneath the gentler slopes of the Upper Towy Valley in the Garden of Wales' county of Carmarthenshire. On the main A40 and within a whisper of the western edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, the Cambrian Mountains and the Fforest Fawr Geopark it's ideally situated when travelling across Wales from east to west. Granted a Royal Charter in 1485 the town centre has a cobbled market square and a Town Hall with clock tower, many gift shops, cafes and brightly coloured Georgian buildings.
Hen dref y porthmyn ym mhen Uchaf Dyffryn Tywi yw Llanymddyfri. Mae cyfoeth o hanes i'r dref ac mae Parc Cenedaethol Bannau Brycheiniog a Geoparc Fforest Fawr o fewn tafliad carreg. Yng nghanol y dref mae sgwar farchnad a llawr cobis a thwr y loc, ac o'i amgylch mae cafes, siopau rhoddion, ac adeiladau lliwgar.
Take the Heart of Wales train from Swansea or Shrewsbury and cruise through a land of lush rolling hills and crystal clear mountain streams as the train snakes through Llandovery. Counting HRH The Prince of Wales amongst its local residents come and appreciate, as he does, this rural country Welsh town and use it as a base to explore the surrounding countryside.
Mae Llanymddyfri , sy'n gartref i Dywysog Cymru, yn llawn tafarndai hanesyddol, siopau crefftau lleol, caffis a tharfarndai traddodiadol, ac mae'n fan delfrydol i aros os taw crwydro bryniau geirwon Bannau Brycheiniog yw'r bwriad. Mae Rheilffordd Calon Cymru ym mynd drwy Landeilo a Llanymddyfri felly beth am daith ar dren drwy dirwedd o fryniau gleision a nentydd mynydd sy'n glir fel gwydr.
Llandovery has a varied past with Roman origins and on the grass mound overlooking the main car park are the remains of the twelfth century Norman Castle.
Llandovery has "Walkers are Welcome" status making it a popular holiday base for walkers and all those who appreciate the breathtaking landscape. An award winning mountain biking adventure company is also based here and a new motorcycle festival is to be launched in July 2016; a new event which will join our traditional long standing annual carnival in May and our magnificent Sheep Festival at the end of September along with the bi annual Town Criers Festival.
Llandovery is also home to The Drovers - our premier league rugby team. Several members of the Welsh national team began here.
Perthyn hanes amrywiol i Lanymddyfri - mae yno olion Rhufeinig ac ar y bryn uwchlaw'r prif faes parcio mae gweddilion castell Normanaidd o'r ddeuddegfed ganrif. Gan fod y dref yn meddu ar staws "Croeso i Gerddwyr", mae'n ganolfan wyliau bobiogaidd i gerddwyr ac i bawb sy'n gwerthfawrogi'r golygfeydd gwefreiddiol. Ceir nifer o wahanol deithiau cerdded o gwmpas canol y dref a'r cyffiniau.
JMW Turner visited in the 18th Century and a watercolour of the town is now held at the Tate Gallery.
The confluence of water (Rivers Towy, Bran and Gwydderig) - Llandovery an "island" among the water meadows (morfa); the castle and its maes; and the market (marchnad) - a place of meeting and exchange